Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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Verizon: IoT 'is now mainstream,' carrier focuses on smart cities by hiring former Cisco exec

Verizon issued a report today touting the broader Internet of Things marketplace and business opportunity, and boasting of the carrier's growing presence in the space. The company also announced it hired a former Cisco executive, Mrinalini Ingram, to lead its growing smart cities business.

Frontier sees broadband, video service issues in newly acquired Verizon territories

Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services.

From Teligent to FiberTower to Verizon: An inside look at LMDS, millimeter wave and 5G

It's no secret that companies including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are eying millimeter wave bands like 28 GHz and 39 GHz for their planned 5G tests and networks. And early assessments indicate that these bands can help speed wireless transmissions to 1 Gbps or higher.

MoffettNathanson downgrades Verizon, AT&T on slowing smartphone sales, sluggish ARPUs

MoffettNathanson downgraded both Verizon and AT&T, saying shares of both companies "have very substantially outperformed" in recent months despite major challenges in the U.S. mobile market.

Frontier wraps $10.5B, 3-state acquisition of Verizon wireline properties, plans to expand workforce

Frontier has completed its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida, a deal that nearly doubles the mainly rural telco's size.

Ericsson seeks modification to license for 5G tests with Verizon

Ericsson is asking the FCC to grant it the ability to modify an existing experimental license so it can advance its 5G testing with Verizon.

Unlike Netflix, Facebook doesn't degrade video for specific mobile carriers

Facebook said it doesn't degrade the quality of its video for specific mobile network operators, unlike Netflix. But whether Amazon or YouTube do is still uncertain.

Verizon: More than 10,000 customers are using signal boosters, and none is causing interference

Verizon urged the FCC not to modify rules for consumer signal boosters, saying the current regulations have adequately addressed interference concerns. The carrier added that more than 10,000 of its customers are registered users of signal boosters, more than twice as many as used them last year.

AOL, Yahoo and Verizon could make for powerful competitive trifecta: report

Yahoo recently set April 11 as the date to submit preliminary bids for its core search and display advertising business, setting off speculation again about whether Verizon will acquire the embattled Web property. But while gaining Yahoo's ad business wouldn't "catapult Verizon to the top" of the advertiser heap, a new Wall Street Journal article says, the purchase would give Verizon and AOL a stronger competitive edge.

Cleveland Convention Center using RNC to coax carriers into network upgrades

The Cleveland Convention Center will play host to the 2016 Republican National Convention in July and it's using the occasion to help convince carriers to install network equipment that will improve indoor coverage.